Etosha National Park –Namibia`s Favorite Park

by Kojo Pocu
Etosha National Park

Why is the Etosha National Park Namibia’s favorite park

One of Namibia’s most visited attractions is the Etosha National Park. It is a place of captivating wildlife, beautiful savannah, home to some of the world endangered spices and the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. People who visit this Park are left with memories that inspire and give that feeling of wholeness.

Location and Attractions

Located in the north west of Namibia, this park offers the best wildlife sightings. The park is undeniably one of the largest in the world. It covers an area of 8,600sq ml. This area was declared a game reserve in March 1907 making it one of the oldest game reserves in Africa. It is home to more than 400 bird species, and a wide of large and small mammal species. It has the so called “Big Five” which include the African elephant the rhinoceros (both the black and southern white species), the leopard the lion, the Cape buffalo. These five animals were called the big five because they were the most difficult to hunt on foot.

Etosha National Park

Apart from its stunning wildlife, the park has other interesting features like the lake and Salt Pans, and vegetation including the Nama Karoo and Tree and Shrub Savannah biomes, the African Moringa tree at fairytale forest and the water-thorn.

The Etosha National Park is also home to some of the largest bird species they include flamingos, vultures, hawks, eagles, ostriches, guinea fowl and goose.

This park doubles as the most visited tourist attractions with over 200,000 visitors in 2010 and more tourist visiting the area every year. Inside the Etosha Park there are six luxurious camps offering accommodation and guided tours /safaris. These camping grounds are well equipped with a power point and light at each site and conveniently accessible to ablution blocks. Some these camp site include Namibia Wildlife.


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